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 Post subject: "Great" old TV programmes.....so you thought
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:26 pm 
{Background} Last night watching an old episode of "Randal and Hopkirk" nothing much else on the OH and myself could agree on. So we watched it, me thinking, not sure if I still like this.......{background}

This morning flicking through TV channels ....Randal and Hopkirk was on, thought, yes sit and watch..........I watched for a whole 2 minutes, it seems so "wrong" and "dated" I gave up. :huray: ...

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 Post subject: Shorten rotten window
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:03 pm 
Garage repair:
I have cut out the rotten sill and bottom of rotted frame.
I plan to put a layer of bricks and a new sill in the space to build it up to the window frame.
Do I put the sill in first or the bricks in first?
Perspex, acrylic or glass for the window?
Where do I buy the sill? Can I use an alternative to a sill?
What about the frame at ...

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 Post subject: Help - I'm in the doghouse about a shower cartridge
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:34 am 
Hi,

Shower is a Triton Thames Bar Diverter, installed 6 years ago - pic here Image

The left hand side as you see it here is the flow / diverter control. It has a cartridge inside.

I got the replacement cartridge from Triton and followed the instructions, removing the thin handle you see here and two grub screws.

The end is then meant to slide off but won't.

Attached is a picture of the inside ...

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 Post subject: Hanging light to spotlight
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:09 am 
Looking to change this :

https://ibb.co/gmi3kx


to this :

https://ibb.co/cVWaXc


with this :

https://ibb.co/ijYB5x


Dad was a spark by trade when I was growing up, and a general all round handyman, so I've picked up a few things helping him out..........but he's now no longer here.

My question is, how do ...

Read more : Hanging light to spotlight | Views : 25 | Replies : 5 | Forum : Lighting

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 Post subject: TV as monitor with desktop
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:57 am 
After years of struggling with and hating laptops I've finally gone back to a desktop, and found the use for my box room as a result.....woohoo!

Anyway, last time I bought a desktop it came with everything, including a monitor.........this one doesnt so I'm quite happy using a Samsung telly for it.

Problem is, I've hooked it up with HDMI to HDMI.......but find the screen an odd time will go blank for a few seconds ...

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 Post subject: DIY HeadBoard
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:08 am 
Hi
I am making a bed headboard, width 160cm, height 60cm. Prefer to use mdf over chipboard or plywood, what thickness shall I go for?
It will be hanged on the wall, shall I use Z bar hangers or what do you recommend?
Thanks

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 Post subject: Hot water then cold water then hot.....
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:51 am 
Hi,

I see to have an odd problem, when running hot water if I turn off the tap for a few seconds and back on it comes out as cold water. The system is is a conventional boiler running with a hot water cylinder and no reservoir, it does have a external expansion vessel.
I was wondering could the cause be a loss in pressure in the external expansion vessel?

We have not had this ...

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 Post subject: Bottle trap with long drop ?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:29 am 
Hi all,
I've never fitted a bottle trap before, so not sure if what I am trying to do is possible. I have sink bowl sitting on a piece of wood (see pic) and would like to use a chrome bottle trap for aesthetics. The drop distance between the top of the wood (bottom of the sink) to the waste is roughly 36cm.

I'm struggling to find a bottle trap with a long enough extension ...

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 Post subject: What is a "Smart" device?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:42 am 
Reading Wiring matters it is a device which automatically does something which would normally require manual intervention.

So a phone which can tell other devices of it's globule position and the device which using that information to for example turn on the central heating when 15 miles from home is a smart device.

My bedroom light switch which can be set so when mothers room is below 15 degs C to turn on and warn ...

Read more : What is a "Smart" device? | Views : 54 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Electric Forum UK

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 Post subject: Glass discs for downlight
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:05 pm 
Hi all, I hope you can help.

I have recessed downlights throughout my duplex apartment, and in the bathroom upstairs there are 4 recessed downlights in the bathroom. These are identical to the rest, but as they're in a wet zone they have glass discs which are the same size as a standard spotlight GU10/MR14.

The glass is so old and I want to replace it as it's not clear and instead old halogen bulbs ...

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